Faith E-news     October 2, 2015 

Quick Notes and Reminders    

Please check the calendar for more information.

Faith Feast Menu October 7, is baked ziti and macaroni and cheese
Come enjoy fellowship and a filling, healthy meal, all for only $5.00 per person ($4.00 for kids nine and under).
Food Pantry Items for October are
1. Peanut Butter
2. Canned Tuna or Chicken
3. Cereal
4. 100% Juice in cans or bottles
5. Baby items
                 July Donated Totals were 240 items and $1,002.00

This Week's Ministry Blog

Mark 10:2-16

There's no way around it: we are all sinners before the law.

 Click here to read Pastor Sarah's post.

Adult Sunday School 

Join us in St. Michael's Hall on Sunday, October 4, for a HOT, HOT breakfast provided by the
RenewingFaith Capital Campaign members. Come celebrate as we hear what we have accomplished together through the RenewingFaith Campaign.

Office Volunteers' Lunch 

We are meeting at HuHot in West Des Moines for lunch this coming Wednesday, October 7, at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome! Please call or email Kala at 225-8334 or if you are planning to come.

Ladies Night Out 

It can be hard to find time for yourself to build and nurture your friendships, but it is so valuable. Join us once a month for dinner at a local restaurant. It is a great time to build friendships as we share the ups and downs of life. All are welcome. Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Wellman's Pub in West Des Moines. Please email Holly Meagher at if you can attend.

Rise Up Tour   
On Saturday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m., Faith will be hosting the Rise Up Tour
concert featuring Agape*, Rachel Kurtz, and Joe Davis. This tour is a follow up from the amazing 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit that inspired the artists to go on tour to raise money for the ELCA World Hunger's Walk for Water.


Time for Picture Directory Photo Update 

It is time to get the photo directory updated. If you missed the last photo session or if you have joined in the last two years, we would like to get your photo added to our directory. LifeTouch will be here on Wednesday, October 14, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. You will receive a free 8x10 photo just for having your portrait taken. You can schedule your photo session by clicking here or contact Miranda in the office. All members who have a photo directory will get an insert with the new photos to add to their book.

Meet M.E. at the Movies 

On Monday, October 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., meet Marriage Encounter at the Movies: Facing the Giants, the second movie in the series from the Georgia church that brought Fireproof and Courageous to the big screen. The movies are each stand-alone, so you won't be lost if you missed the first one. The Gathering House will be open from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. if you wish to arrive early or stay a little after the movie. We hope that you will make time for these special movies and for the other events in the Marriage Education Nights at Faith.

Children and Family Ministry     


Wednesday Faith Night Choirs Sing Sunday  
All Wednesday Faith Night Choirs will sing this Sunday, October 4, during 8:15 worship:
  • Giggles and Grace Choir (Infant through Age 3)
  • Good Shepherd Choir (Preschool & Kindergarten)
  • Alleluia Choir (1st-3rd Grade)
  • Messiah Choir (4th-6th Grade).
The choirs will meet at the following locations on Sunday:
Giggles and Grace - Meet by the baptismal font at 8:00 a.m. 
Good Shepherd Choir - Meet in St. Michael's Hall by the piano at 8:00 a.m. 
Alleluia Choir - Music Room at 8:00 a.m.  Wear nice Sunday clothes.
Messiah Choir - Room 104 at 8:00 a.m.   Wear black pants, skirts or khakis on the bottom.

Upcoming Events  

For more information, go News and Events under the Family Ministry tab on the website.
  • Wednesday, October 7: Next Family Coffeehouse night. We encourage all families to attend the first Wednesday of each month. It is a time for families to play games, laugh, and focus on our monthly Scripture together.
  • Friday, October 9: Parents' Night Out from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 25: Halloween Party from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Youth and Family Ministry     


  • 8th, and 9th Grades: Save the date! Our yearly confirmation retreats will take place the following dates: 8th Grade: October 16-17; 9th Grade: December 4-5. Retreats run Friday evening until Saturday late afternoon. Be on the lookout for more information via email and snail mail.
  • 9th Grade: Don't forget to be on the lookout for an adult to serve as your confirmation mentor for the coming year! Once your mentor is on board, please instruct him or her to fill out the information form here →
  • Senior High: Save the date! Faith is hosting a Lutheran College Fair on Sunday, October 11, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. During the event, you'll talk with representatives from the 41 Lutheran colleges and universities and learn why the Lutheran college experience is unlike any other! The event is free to attend, and there is no need to pre-register.
  • Confirmation Parents: Join our confirmation parent text message list! Joining is easy: Just text message FLCCP to the number 68398!